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250                      lOUSBATIOSr OP THE TEMPLS OF MADAN MOHAN.

la j Siai Deova, Chief of Charkhari, in Biindelkh&nd. About a hundred
ago it must have been Yery extensive and densely wooded, as Father
Tlefemfelnlien in Ms notice of Briada~ban? describes it In the following terms ;
a L'eodroit est convert de beancoap d'arbres et resemble a un bols sacre des
ancaeiis ; ii est triste par le morae silence qui y regne? quoiqu' agreable par
I'ombre epaisse des arbres, descjiiels on n'ose arraclier un raineau, ni meme
sue feiilile ; ce seralt an grand dellt." The site of the Seth's temple was also
purchased from the Gobind Deva estate^ and a farther subsidy of Rs* 102 a
year is still paid on its account.

The next temple to be described^ mz.3 that of lladan Mohan, one of Krish-
na's innumerable titles, stands at the api^er end of the town on a high cHff
near the KEll-mardanj or as it is more commonly called, the Kali-dah GMtj
where the god trampled on the head of the great serpent Kali.   The story of
its fomidatioE is given as follows in the Bfaakt Sindiiu of Lacliman Dasr which
is a modernized version of the BJiakt Mala.    In this poem it Is stated that the
image of dobiud Ji was found by IMpa and Sanatan at Nand-ganv, where they
bad dug it op in a cattle-shed (ro~Miir& men se rdkar dye, tate Gobind ndm
d^ora^)] thence they brought it to Brinda-ban and erected it on the site of the
present temple near the Brahm knndt    They Vent daily to the neighbouring
villages (Brinda-ban being at thai time an uninhabited forest) and to Hathuia to
fecg ; and one day a man ia the city gave Sanatan an image of Hadan Mohan,
wMeli lie took and set up near the Kali-dah Ghat on the Duhsasan hill.    Therej
to>? lie built for himself a Ettle hut to live in and gave the place the name of the
Pasaiandbin GMts because the road was so steep and bad that no cattle could
go aioag it* (nkliau uncl^xu dekM imlmlian Pa$u-kandan wah Ghdi kakui^ takm
maiUiikk la/fe).    One day a merchant from Multan in the Fanjab? a
khattri by caste3 named Bam Das, bat more familiarly known as Kaparij came
down ike river with a boat-load of merchandise bound for Agra, but stuck on a
sand-bank neai the KaH-dali GMl   After trying in vain for three days to get off?
lie determined to discover the local difinity and implore Ms assistanee.   So fl
eaaie on shvre^ climbed up the hill, and there found Sanatan5 who told him to
swUiress Ms prayer to Madan Hohan.   He did so, and Ms boat immediately be-
gan to float   "When lie 2iad sold all Ms goods at Agra he came and brought ihe
|,rke to ^kiijitaa, who told him to bniid a temple with it.   This he did and
tt'ldwi iiio <j!j*i alsOj ail of rwi stone*

* Tbi* iifriiv Atloa IB  rery absurd cne^ Ksmda, Mug a Persian word.    The real name of the
Gfcit A i^ Saaikrit                     takca dther as a nmm of Slra, or m ta epifhefe of Hie di^